Harrold resigns from Tri-County

            Tri-County K-12 Principal Clay Harrold has resigned from his position effective at the end of the semester to accept a similar position at Grinnell-Newberg Middle School.

            “I live in Grinnell and saw the position available to fortunately have them offer me the position,” Harrold said. “With the school being two miles away from my home, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.”

            Harrold came to Tri-County as K-12 Principal and Dean of Students in the summer of 2016, taking over after the retirement of former principal Sandy Steinke. A former special education teacher at Pekin and North Cedar and behavior interventionist at South Tama, Harrold made it a personal goal to see Tri-County make strides in PBIS, improving reading scores in the elementary and “make good positive progress” in the district.

            “Everyone connected to the district-the school board, the staff, the students, their families and communities-have trusted me run this school and I’m thankful for the opportunity to be the principal here,” Harrold said. “It will always be a special place for me.”

           “We certainly wish Clay well in his new school district and appreciate his efforts here,” Superintendent Chad Straight said during the Board of Education’s meeting on Monday.